UNC Asheville Dining Services receives Green Restaurant, Fair Trade designations

PRESS RELEASE from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville Dining Services – operated by Chartwells – is proud to announce that the university’s Brown Dining Hall is now certified as a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). Operating in 47 U.S. states and in Canada, GRA encourages restaurants to green their operations using […]

UpCountry Brewing Co. to host breakfast and beer dinner, Sept. 14

On September 14, 2017, UpCountry Brewing will host its first Breakfast & Beer Pairing Dinner prepared by Executive Chef Matt Kovitch. The five-course meal will be breakfast themed, with each course paired with one of UpCountry’s house brewed beers. The courses are as follows: Upon arrival, a pint of the ‘Bernie Sanders is the Original […]

Asheville restaurants provide food during Downtown Welcome Table plumbing dilemma

PRESS RELEASE from Haywood Street Congregation: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 8, 2017) – Every Wednesday and Sunday, hundreds of Ashevillians from all walks of life gather at Haywood Street Congregation to share a free meal and fellowship at Downtown Welcome Table. However, an unexpected plumbing incident has sent church administrators and volunteers on a mission to […]

Life-sized pig statues painted by Asheville artists are placed throughout the city for Farm Sanctuary's Pigs on Parade campaign during Vegan Awareness Week.

Farm Sanctuary launches Pigs on Parade awareness campaign in Asheville

PRESS RELEASE from Farm Sanctuary: ASHEVILLE, N.C. – In North Carolina, one of the largest pork-producing states in the nation, pigs practically outnumber people, yet these neighbors rarely if ever meet (outside of the supermarket) because the pigs are hidden away inside the state’s more than 2,100 industrial farm facilities, where they never experience sunlight, […]

Buxton Hall Barbecue celebrates anniversary with Indoor Pig Pickin’ lunch

PRESS RELEASE from Buxton Hall Barbecue: ASHEVILLE (August, 18, 2017) – Prepare to party, Asheville. Buxton Hall is gearing up for a celebration two-years in the making to commemorate the day the iconic skating rink transformed into a can’t-miss barbecue joint. The party officially starts on Tuesday, August 29 with boozy malted mudslide milkshakes – […]

Flow Food for Movement workshop at The Block Off Biltmore, Aug. 19

Flow Food for Movement, a workshop on nutrition for yoga, will take place 12:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, downtown at The Block Off Biltmore. The class will cover topics such as ayurvedics, macrobiotics, sattvic diets, compassionate consumption, Buddhist and yogic principles, nutrition for strength, nutrition for balance, nutrition for blood detoxification and much more. The afternoon […]

Season’s at Highland Lake honored for outstanding wine program

PRESS RELEASE from Season’s at Highland Lake: Flat Rock , NC (July 31, 2017) – Season’s at Highland Lake has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Wine List Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. “On behalf of Wine Spectator,I’m thrilled […]

NC Growing Together offers crowdfunding webinar for food and farm businesses, Aug. 10

PRESS RELEASE from NC Growing Together: August 10, 2017 | 10-11 a.m. | Virtual | Online Registration What you’ll learn: Because of legislation passed by the N.C. General Assembly in July 2016, startups in North Carolina can now raise up to $2 million from average investors using their own web site or a registered funding portal. A […]

Gan Shan Station to host izakaya pop-up with San Francisco chef Khan Kogure, July 30

PRESS RELEASE from Gan Shan Station: Chef Khan Kogure of Izakaya Rintaro, San Francisco, CA brings Japanese gastropub fare to Asheville on Sunday July 30th! The event will be a follow up to April’s sold out izakaya-style pop up Sunday Supper at Patrick O’Cain’s Gan Shan Station.  Izakayas in Japan are small, informal restaurants where people gather […]

Hog-ust

Buxton Hall Barbecue and High Five Coffee team up for “Hog-ust” festivities

PRESS RELEASE: ASHEVILLE (Tuesday, July 25th, 2017) – Hold on to your hats, Asheville. This August, Buxton Hall is teaming up with High Five Coffee to spawn the first ever ‘Hog-ust’, a month-long celebration dedicated to what each does best – great BBQ and killer coffee. Though barbecue and coffee aren’t the most typical pairing, both teams are eager to partner […]

Half-Mile Farm in Highlands schedules Thanksgiving festivities

PRESS RELEASE from Half-Mile Farm: (Highlands, NC) Guests of Half-Mile Farm will now be able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room at Half-Mile Farm, which features panoramic farm views and a cozy fireplace. In addition to the chef-made breakfast and afternoon social hour, guests can now enjoy a complimentary Bloody Mary and […]